The Wrong Messengers for Erdogan

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by Jim Lobe One of my great frustrations in watching the neoconservatives for so much time has been the willingness of so many sensible and truly liberal (in the best sense of the world) individuals to give them a legitimacy… Continue Reading  

Neocons Still Demanding Regime Change in Iran

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	Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Eric Edelman conducts a Pentagon press briefing on Missile Defense on April 3, 2007.  DoD photo by Helene C. Stikkel.  (Released)

by Jim Lobe The Israeli political leadership, with some notable exceptions, appears to have reduced its all-out efforts to derail the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between the P5+1 and Iran in hopes of cadging a new 10-year, $50-billion… Continue Reading  

Calling Sens. Mitchell, Daschle—Your “Bipartisan” Center Is In Funny Company

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by Jim Lobe Former Democratic Sens. George Mitchell and Tom Daschle co-founded the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), along with their former Republican colleagues and fellow former majority leaders, Sens. Howard Baker and Bob Dole back in 2007. The Center, which… Continue Reading  

Fear of an Iranian Bomb Grips Capitol Hill

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by Derek Davison With the rumored extension of the negotiations in Vienna on Iran’s nuclear program hanging in the air, a group of legislators and right-wing thinkers gathered on Capitol Hill yesterday to talk about what they believe a comprehensive deal with… Continue Reading  

Leon Wieseltier Rewrites the Very Recent Past in Ukraine

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by Derek Davison This Monday marked the end of a five-day conference (May 15-19) in Kiev, called “Ukraine: Thinking Together,” organized by The New Republic and specifically its literary editor, Leon Wieseltier. The conference press release promised that “an international group… Continue Reading